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16 Ways Being The Middle Child Prepared You For University

Being the middle child prepares you for many aspects of life, but most of all for university.

1. When you got into university, you already knew how it was going to go down.

You weren’t a total Fresher, seeing your older siblings go through it.

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2. You’re much more resilient when it comes to house dramas.

House drama is all you’ve ever known with your siblings.

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3. And you’re used to people stealing your food and drink.

What’s new?

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4. You know not to give any point of view without backing it up.

V important.

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5. And how to live with people who you disagree with.

You’ve basically been doing it your whole life.

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6. But you’ve developed a great catalogue of comebacks for when those arguments inevitably flare up.

Boom. 🔥

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7. And an ability to mediate between your house mates.

You’re always stopping big fights from erupting at home.

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8. You know exactly how to avoid any and all awkward situations.

Been there, done that.

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9. Better yet, you learnt from an early age how to avoid getting the blame for things.

*knows nothing*

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10. You actually are more than happy working in groups and on your own.

Aka life.

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11. And you’re often the life of the party.

You’re not the prude older sibling, nor the naive baby.

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12. You’re already the perfect individual to talk to about problems.

Even if you can’t personally empathise, you’ve learnt how to nod along in the right places.

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13. And you know how to make yourself heard.

You’ve been doing it for so long between your siblings that it comes second nature to you.

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14. Really, being the middle child has made you competitive and driven.

Everything’s a competition with your siblings.

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15. Not to mention better at taking rejections.

You’re never the first nor the last to do anything in your family, so who cares about a bad mark here and there really?

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16. And most of all, you’re ready for whatever uni’s going to throw at you.

Assignments, exams, stress, you’ve got it under control!

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